Trent Bridge opened its gates recently to youngpeople from Nottingham as part of the Prince's Trust 'Team' personaldevelopment course.
The Prince's Trust helps young people inthe UK develop key skills, confidence and motivation to move into work, educationor training by providing practical and financial support.
It's Cricket Initiative is linked with 11first-class counties, with members of the Professional Cricketers' Associationoffering coaching sessions, careers advice and motivational talks.
The group visiting Trent Bridge were givena tour of the ground and had a motivational talk from former Warwickshire fastbowler Paul Smith, who saw his career ended by a ban for drug abuse.
More visits are planned for the future asNottinghamshire aim to build on their links with the community.